You can’t blame investors for seeking havens given everything happening in the news, economy, and market. The bull market that began in March 2009 is increasingly long in the tooth. The Federal Reserve continues to talk about raising interest rates. Global economic growth is running at a snail’s pace. And there’s a US election fast approaching that’s rife with populist, anti-investor rhetoric.
Unfortunately, safe havens are extremely rare in the stock market right now, with no sector looking cheap or well positioned for turbulence.
But you can cut bear-market risk dramatically by taking a few simple steps now, before prices head down in earnest.